Debugging is a methodical process of finding and reducing the number of bugs, or defects, in a computer program or a piece of electronic hardware, thus making it behave as expected. Use this tag only in cases where your question is NOT development related.

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Analyze backtrace of Kernel panic / find cause

I have this problem on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE with random reboots and kind of clean restarts in the kernel logs (no oops / panic, even though some usb errors) and now I got a kernel panic in the ...
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Seek Thermal camera on Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Here is my problem: I upgraded my Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5113 to Kitkat 4.4.4 That was a requirement for installing the Seek Thermal Camera that I am having trouble with The other requirement that ...
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Debug a Bootloop?

So I'm attempting to port a GSM ROM to CDMA, and it's in a bootloop. I'd like to know how to figure out how to see what exactly is faulting and causing it so I can go fix it. Do note I am a novice ...
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How to debug a Bluetooth connection?

The Bluetooth connection between my phone (Galaxy Note 2, CyanogenMod) and my car is unstable. It usually connects fine, then disconnects after some time, then I see that the BT icon on the phone ...
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Configure Android black box

My apps on my phone keep bugging out on me, but I can never catch them in the act. Is there any way to keep a black box of my phone state (perhaps polled every 1 minute) for the past x minutes so that ...
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How do I enable Debug Logging on Activesync?

I want to see what is causing my phone's battery to drain on Exchange 2010 SP3 RU7. I've seen various methods of enabling debug logging for Activesync, but it no longer seems to work (at least on a ...
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How to transfer videos downloaded via coursera app from my tablet to my computer?

I tried using the answer here: Find downloaded video files via coursera app but to no avail. My device is unrooted and hence the data folder is hidden. I tried the method suggested by Naveen as well ...
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Eclipse is not able to detect smartphone

Debian 7.6, Eclipse 3.8. When i program with API8 for my HTC Froyo I have no problem: running the debug session i see the device in the device list and I'm able to debug my app. Since I started with a ...
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How capture/log API calls (function calls) made by an Android app?

I have installed an app on AVD (Android emulator). Is there a way to get to know the API calls (functions calls) made by the app when I play around with it on the AVD (emulator)? Is there a way I ...
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How to root SNT-210, an Android 4.4.2 chinese CarDVD (no standard methods work)?

The device: Model SNT-210 Android 4.4.2-0140516-sntb-HOMEMADE Kernel 3.0101-gdaab9de-dirty QDroid@DevServer #9 Build omnisntb-eng 4.4.2 KOT49H eng.QDroid.20140516.133512 test-keys I found out ...
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How to debug outgoing SMS's?

My phone isn't able to send messages any more and receives CMS error 21, which indicates that my provider is blocking them for some reason. It looks like I'm out of money, while this isn't the case, ...
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Tracing Android applications

I have been mucking around on my Android tablet (rk2928, Android 4.1.1) at a low level, removing and replacing ROM apps and such... aaaand now I'm getting a few applications saying "Unfortunately, ...
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Samsung Illusion SCH I110 device crashing random

I'm having problems with my samsung illusion SCH-i110. For the third or fourth time this week, my phone has randomly crashed without an attempted reboot. It happens at random but it always seems to ...
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Adb can't see my device - PAP5400

When I connect my Prestigio PAP5400 DUO to my PC, ADB cant find it. I think the driver is wrong but I can't find right one. I have tried installing many drivers. PS: I have debugging mode ...
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Debugging android from chrome developer tools being offline

I'm debugging some html on an android device using chrome's developer console (chrome 32.0). Neither my laptop nor my device are connected to the internet; I'm using xampp as the server and netsh ...
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30% cpu usage when charger unpluged. When pluged in, cpu usage drops to 2%

I have checked by external debugger and it seems that "batteryservice:update start" runs 10 times per second. Other battery processes are running very often too, only with charger unpluged. It's brand ...
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Memory usage unknown, how to find which process uses it and free it?

Is there a way to find via code or command line to find what is using that much memory in the phone? since it makes it slow and lag a lot when connected to the computer.
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Unable to debug in LG Optimis L7

I am unable to enable debugging mode in LG Optimus L7 Dual. I am connecting the mobile to my PC and choose LG Software mode(read this in a blog that had discussion about LG Optimus). The USB Debugging ...
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Problem with ADB on my Nexus 4 (unauthorized phone)

When running adb devices in cmd, it says that my phone is unauthorized. It appears that it has something to do with the RSA fingerprint prompt. I don't remember ever getting such a prompt. Yes, I am ...
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Can I disable USB Debugging on Android smartpones from Windows via adb.exe?

I have to install Applications on dozens of android smartphones and I am currently writing a program to automate this process. I know I can't remotely enable USB Debugging, so my question is: Can I ...
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How to prevent Galaxy S4 from connecting as “Connected as Installer” instead of “Connected as Media Device”?

I have my Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy S4's developer options enabled with USB debugging turned on. Whenever I connect it to my machine, it displays "Connected as Installer" in the notification ...
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What is the method to debug Android kernel from booting in tablet?

I have to test a custom Android build on a tablet and I need to know the method to debug the Android kernel from booting in the tablet? The tablet has only a screen, 2 USB ports and an HDMI port.
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Where is a good memory checker for Android?

Whenever I try to install/debug an app on my device (Android 2.2.2) I get this error: E/appproc(2974): SETTING DB COPING FAILED, MEMORY DEFECTED.... Is there a command-line utility available (or ...
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Once installed, how do I activate Firebug in Mobile Firefox?

I went to the getfirebug.com web site, where I was able to install Firebug under Firefox 1.10.6 (the Beta version of Firefox from the Play store). It said the install was successful. Now what? How ...
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How can I get a LogCat? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I view and examine the Android log? Sometimes I get asked for a LogCat. What is this? What is it supposed to do? How can I get it?